Today I’m sharing one of the more local delights in Bukit Indah, Claytisfy! This is a really popular restaurant serving up claypot chicken rice that I honestly go back for time and time again.
Is it Halal?
Sorry to my Muslim friends, this place is a non-halal place. However, this is with the caveat that they do have claypot chicken rice (without any pork content) - which is definitely not halal certified, but some are a bit more flexible with this, so I’m just leaving this here.
Where it Is?
It is on the same row as the popular Chicken Rice Restaurant Kang Bee Hong Bukit Indah (on the row not facing S11, the hawker center opposite). Basically you want to go to the row not facing another block of shops. Parking here at peak hours is an absolute pain. There ARE lots to go around, just that maybe you can’t be so greedy, because it does get quite hard to park here at peak hours.
Address: 29, Jalan Indah 8/13, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Daily: 12 to 3.30pm & 6 to 9.30pm (Wednesday off day)
What it Costs
This is a place that gets cheaper with more people. The idea is that you have a claypot meat (with or without rice - you can get white rice separately) that ideally you share with others, and have some vegetables and some otak-otak to share as well - so you get a really full meal. I think having just the claypot chicken rice is a bit meh for health reasons, as I like having some vegetables to go with it.
You basically have small (1 person), medium (2 people) and big options (3 people) for either your chicken or pork and then you order your other things on the side a la carte.
For the purpose of this blog, I had my lunch here whilst running an errand by myself, and I got a small portion of the claypot chicken rice (RM9.50), a bok choi - xiao bai cai in Chinese (RM10.50, probably why this is a sharing kind of place) and a chrysanthemum tea (RM2) for a total of RM21.50.
I think the other side dishes is probably what would hold me off coming here myself, because it can get quite hefty - bigger portions of vegetable are just RM1 add-on. But the good thing about this place is that there’s no hidden costs. The price you see on the menu is what you get.
The menu for Claytisfy is right below this if you’d like to take a look.
How it Tastes
Just before I talk about how it tastes, I think what I MUST warn you is that this is another one of those places you DON’T come if you’re rushing. They actually have a warning that they’ll take a minimum 15-20 minutes, and they are serious about this. I think I’ve waited upwards of 30 minutes for the claypot chicken rice to come.
But it is quite a cute concept. The waiter will come and mix the dish in front of you, and you have the choice of whether you want the salted fish added to the meal (I DO recommend it, although it makes it a little bit salty because it just adds so much to the taste of the dish).
The claypot chicken rice is quite heavy on the carbohydrate-meat ratio, but is still really tasty thanks to that sauce/marinade that the chicken is under. Chicken is a bit on the bony side, so you don’t end up with much meat, but overall, it is pretty darn tasty.
The vegetables are the type that you kind of wonder whether it actually is healthy or not with all that sauce and garnish on top. Definitely tasty, but the health aspect is of course slightly questionable despite it being vegetables and all.
A chill yum cha session. Honestly speaking 3 people kinda work best for this restaurant. They have a portion specifically for 3 people, and 3 people sharing the price of a vegetable dish (big is RM12) turns that into a RM15 meal (with drinks) per person.
7/10. Was thinking about putting it 6.5 or 7, but I think that it warrants a 7. Uber consistent with the taste, relatively cheap and a really homely feeling to the place in general, so this place gets a 7 out of 10 from me.